This is an exciting milestone event! I’ve made it seven days with seven reviews. This is probably the most work I’ve done in, well, ever. I think it’s also bringing me good luck because I managed to run into a Ms. Marvel during my travels today. On top of that Amazon shipped me the remaining figures in the Sandman build-a-figure wave bringing me back up to date with all things Marvel Legends!
Preternia’s Review Advent Calendar 2016 Day Seven:
Hasbro Marvel Legends Sandman BAF Series Ms. Marvel
Kamala Khan is the fourth character to take the name of ‘Ms. Marvel,‘ following in the footsteps of Sharon Ventura (She-Thing), Karla Sofen (Moonstone), and Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel). That means that there is a Marvel Legends action figure of every Ms. Marvel except for Sharon Ventura, who has pretty much been forgotten over time. I doubt we’ll ever get a Sharon in plastic unless there is a sudden surge of deep cut Fantastic Four waves. And even then it seems like a stretch.
So why is Kamala debuting in a Spider-Man wave? Well, it makes a little sense since this wave is Spider-Verse heavy and she had a role in it. She’s a good fit because it’s a male-dominated set, so she brings a very strong female presence to make up for being the only one.
On top of being the only female character in the wave, she is also the glue that holds Sandman together. Not literal glue, she’s just packaged with Sandman’s torso, so all of your other parts will just be floating around getting lost without it. She also includes two alternate forearms that portray her shape-shifting abilities. I like the extra arms but I do wish they had wrist swivels. Posing her with the extended arms is a bit limited due to them being one solid part.
As an aside, I absolutely adore her outfit. It’s very reminiscent of classic Jean Grey, which is one of my favorite superhero looks.
Hasbro can do just about no wrong with their female figures. Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel is everything I’d have expected out of her action figure. Besides the previously mentioned omission of articulation in her extra arms, there isn’t too much to complain about. Sure, I’d love a few more limb attachments to mess around with, but at the core they really captured her character quite well.
Ms. Marvel is available individually at Amazon, or you can get an entire case of the Sandman build-a-figure wave over at Entertainment Earth.
Final Verdict: NICE!
Nice list – AT-AT Driver, Inferno, TMNT WWE Ninja Superstars, Shocker, Ms. Marvel
Naughty list – Symbiote Spider-Man, The Ventriloquist and Scarface
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